01-10-2019 04:00 PM
01-10-2019 04:22 PM - edited 01-10-2019 04:26 PM
Not on the roadmap yet at
Working on screen sharing
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36131932-allow-anybody-to-shar... (last update 29th November 2018)
Video confirmed but on the backlog
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-AMA/Chrome-Video-Meetings/m-p/226184 (last update August 2018)
01-10-2019 04:30 PM
Yes, it's all over the place, but at Ignite in the Meetings session they said it was "coming soon" while they tried to demo Teams meetings in Chrome.
When something is on the backlog, it's not being worked on. So, there's an obvious issue with the communication on this feature.
01-10-2019 04:34 PM
01-10-2019 04:38 PM
I appreciate that.
When WebEx, Zoom, BlueJeans are headed to pluginless meeting experiences, Teams is behind the curve and not a viable competitor until they get this feature out the door.
They also recently tried to remove the Skype for Business meetings app plugin on the Mac, and force all guests to download and install the full client. I really don't get their thinking, quite frankly. In a previous AMA, one of the MSFT employees asked "Why can't they use the desktop client?" Makes sense for real collaboration teams, but not for a replacement of Skype for Business external meetings that contain one-off guests.
01-10-2019 04:46 PM
01-18-2019 01:50 AM
01-18-2019 02:04 AM
That is nice, thanks for sharing. It doesn't really give us pluginless video in Chrome though, which is what we need. E.g. the ability to attend an online meeting using video directly in Chrome.
01-18-2019 02:08 AM
02-22-2019 02:28 AM
have you got any news about supporting calls in Google Chrome? In our company we would like to implement MS Teams but it is blocker for us. We collaborate a lot with external people who does not have Teams. Join the meeting via browser can be acceptable for them when it will be possible share desktop and video there. Share files you can do it different way. It will be really useful when these two features are available. I tried the extension for Chrome but it does not work.
Also I tried to make call from chat in Teams and it showed me the message "This feature isn't available yet for your browser. Try the web app with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, or switch to the desktop app." but I use Chrome... what is wrong? I can make a call in group chat but in 1:1 chat... it is absolutely confusing.
I suppose that this "issue" have to solve anywhere on the world, in all companies.
Thank you for your tips how to fix it.
02-22-2019 08:39 AM
I'm with you on this. We were pushing for full adoption and have come to the conclusion that for now, Teams is a tool to use across our tenant but not with our clients. It's frustrating because SFB is more capable but not particularly user-friendly, although we are currently recommending it's use for external calls. I want to stick with the MS stack but we're often under pressure from our staff to use different tech such as Zoom or BlueJeans. Would be great to move on from 'coming soon'!
03-06-2019 07:08 AM
This hack works in Chrome on PC too, possibly also Mac - does this (almost) solve the issue for you?
Looking at the fact that all the relevant switches are in dev on Chrome the sense seems to be that MS are need Chrome to implement bits that Teams needs rather that the other way round.
Even more so given Edge is soon to become Chromiumish.
03-06-2019 12:32 PM - edited 03-06-2019 12:53 PM
03-06-2019 12:32 PM - edited 03-06-2019 12:53 PM
This is available today via a CVI partner, WebRTC into a Teams meeting will full audio, video and content in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Brave etc.
03-07-2019 01:27 AM - edited 03-07-2019 01:32 AM
Since the workaround to fake the User Agent as "Edge Windows" works very well you just might could remove the code lines preventing to use Chrome on Linux....
It is 2019 video calls are no witchcraft and you want to offer a collab tool for developers...
03-07-2019 01:29 AM - edited 03-07-2019 01:33 AM
"Why can't they use the desktop client?" "Because you do not offer a Desktop Client for non-Windows Users as well..."
03-07-2019 06:01 AM
Microsoft: your response of "why can't you just use the desktop client" shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the space you are trying to conquer, and is a gift to all your competitors out there. I do like where you are heading with Teams, and would like to embrace both internally in my company and recommend to all our clients, but as long as you are unable to deliver a friction-free all-browser user experience I cannot do that. I find it both surprising and frustrating that this is even a topic in 2019.
03-19-2019 07:19 AM
Full Desktop sharing with no client needed has just been announced as coming soon
Hope this answers your question
03-19-2019 08:14 AM
@Christopher Hoard Reading it very carefully (as I always do w/ my MS skepticism), I noticed a couple of details in their announcement.
The way that desktop sharing reads, it seems as if it will be two-way - so that's a plus.
03-19-2019 09:02 AM
@Christopher Hoard Thanks! It is encouraging to see the article, but Microsoft has said "Coming Soon" now no less than 3 published times since 2018, and there is still no roadmap or estimated delivery date. (When Edge support was released, during Ignite, and now in this article).
05-07-2019 06:51 PM
@AnglicanFamilyCare Good catch! Seems like they did enable something, but my initial experience was wonky.
I am seeing the self-view camera displayed across the 50% top of the screen upon initial join via Chrome (and half of it is cut off). When I joined from my Teams app on my mobile phone, it likewise displayed the phone image cropped about 50% and stretched horizontal across the screen.
No screen sharing either, sadly. Even the chrome sharing plugin doesn't work in this scenario.
05-09-2019 11:40 AM
I've confirmed that the limited Chrome support that appears to be working at the moment is awful.
Unlike the Edge browser, Chrome will truncate your camera and the video of those you are watching into an ultra-wide view. Tested from multiple computers and scenarios. I would have rather they left it off.